When it comes to bringing children into this world, it is no small decision. Many of us can agree that even with their many downfalls, children bring copious amounts of joy to everyone around them. But just because something brings someone joy doesn’t mean they want to be around it all of the time… Whilst some people might regard having children as the obvious and right thing to do, there are many others who choose not to follow the status quo. This Reddit thread has delved into the many different reasons as to why more and more people are opting out of the traditional way of life. Certain parents always take pity on childfree people, but perhaps they ought to start thinking about things a little differently…
#1: I’m the Cool Aunt
For so long, it seemed like the right thing to do was to get married, have children and live a normal, nuclear life. And whilst many people still choose to live a life like that today, it doesn’t answer the needs of people like it once used to. So some people have started creating a new reality for themselves, one without children.
No matter which way you look at it, having children requires a lot of sacrifices. You need to constantly be there in every way possible… Which not only exhausts you but also requires you to be switched on all of the time. Why not get the best of both worlds and just be the cool aunt that gets to hang out with her nieces and nephews without having any of the responsibility?